It was a display for the tourists who were visiting Newman in West Australia in 2003.
I was teaching there and went to the Corroboree with some of the teachers.
It started with the damper being made by a lady
Damper is made with flour and water being carefully kneaded and formed into flat cakes which get placed into hot ashes for baking
Then we saw an emu being prepared for cooking n the fire. He is killed and plucked by the men, then gutted and cleaned by the women, and then placed into the hot coals for baking. Two hours later it was served in slices with the warm fragrant damper and tasted delicious.
The Corroborree ended with a friendship Pact, and everyone queued for a slice of meat with Damper before returning back to the town
After the Corroboree the family members lined up for me to take their photo.
I posted a copy of the photo to the family care of the Post office in Newman and wonder if they ever received the copies. I still have the copy if they are to read this and would like to make contact. The photos are from 2003 and I think the camera was my 1 pixel first digital camera which was bought when I was at Halls Creek, with photos saved on CD’s that I recently opened to find these images. I apologize for the quality.